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Not a Contemporary - The Trouble with Abductions

And today I have the second semi-finalist to share with you guys, this time the not a contemporary. Instead, it's a Medieval Adventure. So, without further ado, The Trouble with Abductions by Olivia Ann.

“It’s hot enough to cook breakfast right here on these stones,” Alejandro grumbled.             “Feel free,” Rhiannon replied, not moving her eyes from the track below their vantage point.  Unnecessary though it was, she couldn’t disagree with her partner’s observation.  Undulating heat – the kind that blurs sky and land into a watery mirage – lay fine upon their isolated surroundings.             The duo was nestled about ten feet above a narrow, little-used path cutting its way determinedly between two slabs of mountain.  Alejandro, as per usual, had found the hiding place: a surprisingly spacious hollow bordered by crags and outcroppings on three sides for a good half-mile each, opportunely blocking them from the view of any traveler who might wander into view.  This was the only …

Not a Historical Fiction - Higher Glyphs

So I just realized that I have not yet shared with you the semi-finalists and winning stories. I'm terribly sorry. I had life overwhelm me, and, coupled with Indie e-Con burn-out, I shut down.

Anywho, I'm getting back on top of things (and will be emailing all of the winners shortly, finally), so let's plunge in.

First off, we have the semi-finalist-by-default Higher Glyphs, which was not a Historical Fiction, but rather sci-fi. It was written by my mother, at the last minute, when she found out that I didn't have any submissions for this prompt. And then she sent me an edited document a few days later with a few edits. The first submission was the one judged, but this is the edited version.

I hope you enjoy!
Higher Glyphs Gabby gazed out into the desert, her eyes fixed on one of the “Great Wonders of the Ancient World” as the tourist guide droned on and on about them.   This man was said to know a great deal about these “Pyramids of Egypt”.   She chuckled, he knew noth…
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